John M. Bennett


fronk tand blindo )tubma saent ,cribst(
tanga chred er shred//lagk flace
.comba nent ur chent )nogna haemb(
burnd glabt fur nenda hlolm ur lang
jowler .)send rid ,chew lunt ,payner
glonk hraem sudda binds )“bins”(
abt glon troot hreaving neen uhn growler


jong .rant gnat humba crimbst hellna
)homb beent( core nuh flaeme srend
.ud net fahn .craeb//bendstall/hond
chander orna cribp .sed noot sed
“himba” gont govt chadow )neem uhn
chirt( .laeng crad nanda flem
nur blong haend “enda plaent” grodda
chlew nuh baend nugk haent ,uh



Bolb Weeds

bolb sunker dim rustle after leg node

faint leg crystal ,fallow window lice

age of window heel squeezing gloat

bunder ,heel ,lint ,crash indensity

filing system ,lint or hall ,tressed

breathing mule nor hall stopper

clont rubber ,bust )“stopper”( quit

quit draggling mort or fries )cute(

mort lesson ,tire funk ,plaid cheek

sieve the tire font ain never nit

font an call asder crunk ,plund or

plund stick ,your idle nabbers smoke

drung smoke hillock shatter “sock”

chew yr sock dim soaker in the weeds

Ash Brink

brink toilet ,crowd fund ,bought a meel

hum grunt labwise coughing toilet missed

dare ,to mew ,grunt ton ,lob across

gee finger grunt ,paw my sock haw

haw an flake an ice mobile a crint

naily flake er towel mildew focus dun

done crispy towel labored like a pool

throat an pool scumbutt glottis neighed

shadow glottis lagged a fridge chewed

frame your shadow slent ,it was ,gnot

nor was same yr slent foot hammered

mot foot ,uh glue ,papered like ,a sea

clocked the sea withdraws a toom gate

breathe the airless gate or )“keyboard”(

slimpry toilet ,breathe huh ,humping ash



John M. Bennett has published over 300 books and chapbooks of poetry and other materials. Among the most recent are rOlling COMBers (Potes & Poets Press), MAILER LEAVES HAM (Pantograph Press), LOOSE WATCH (Invisible Press), CHAC PROSTIBULARIO (with Ivan Arguelles; Pavement Saw Press), HISTORIETAS ALFABETICAS (Luna Bisonte Prods), PUBLIC CUBE (Luna Bisonte Prods), THE PEEL (Anabasis Press), GLUE (xPress(ed)), LAP GUN CUT (with F. A. Nettelbeck; Luna Bisonte Prods), INSTRUCTION BOOK (Luna Bisonte Prods), la M al (Blue Lion Books), CANTAR DEL HUFF (Luna Bisonte Prods), SOUND DIRT (with Jim Leftwich; Luna Bisonte Prods), and BACKWORDS (Blue Lion Books), NOS (Redfox Press), D RAIN B LOOM (with Scott Helmes; xPress(ed)), and CHANGDENTS (Offerta Speciale). He has published, exhibited and performed his word art worldwide in thousands of publications and venues. He was editor and publisher of LOST AND FOUND TIMES (1975-2005), and is Curator of the Avant Writing Collection at The Ohio State University Libraries. Richard Kostelanetz has called him “the seminal American poet of my generation”. His work, publications, and papers are collected in several major institutions, including Washington University (St. Louis), SUNY Buffalo, The Ohio State University, The Museum of Modern Art, and other major libraries. His PhD (UCLA 1970) is in Latin American Literature.

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